Summer socializing started off on an 18-story high note this week with the grand opening of Susanne Bartsch’s much anticipated seasonal saturnalia “On Top,” at the Top of The Standard Hotel.
The event kicked into full tilt right out of the gates, and within minutes of Ms. Bartsch’s arrival, she had mounted the bar and was excoriating the crowd to “WORK!” in her trademark Swiss-inflected English. Her lofty perch also provided an excellent perspective from which to view her star-spangled Blond’s corset, which I came to find was as dangerous as it was beautiful when she dismounted the bar via my shoulders, digging several glittery, brilliant corners of hand-crafted corsetry into the back of my neck. Oh well, it’s not a good party unless you’ve got the scars to prove it…
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We fought our way up the (intentionally) graffiti-ed stairs at The Standard last night to stop by Ferragamo’s launch party for their new fragrance at Le Bain, the hotel’s new rooftop bar. It’s the first official fête at the Standard’s latest hot-spot, and the AstroTurf roof was packed with models and socialites.
The model of the evening, was, of course, Dree Hemingway, the face of Ferragamo’s new scent, Attimo. She looked stunning in a shimmering metallic floor-length gown from Ferragamo’s Fall 2010 collection, accented with gold Gaia Repossi jewelry.
Ferragamo’s got a loyal following with a more mature crowd, so they’re hoping Hemingway’s “it-girl” status will rope in a younger clientele.
“I mean, the fact that I like to wear is a good sign, right?” she told us. “It’s just easy to throw on.”
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